The #1 cause of injuries is overexertion. Lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying & throwing. The nationwide direct cost is over $10.3 billion and indirect costs can amount to $9.8 billion.
Our goal is to reduce work injuries & control the costs incurred. One injury can cost a million $. By giving injury prevention talks to groups of workers, injuries can be contained at an affordable rate & can save $4-6 for every $1 invested.
Every year up to 50% of the population over the age of 65 will have a fall. Falls are the leading cause of death in adults over the age of 85. Approximately 350,000 hip fractures occur nationwide from falls.
ASPT strives to reduce the number of falls by giving talks on balance & offering advice on causes & treatments of balance disorders. We give back to the community by educating the public in prevention & control of pain & dysfunction, thereby hopefully reducing the necessity of surgeries.
ASPT Recently gave Injury Prevention talks to:
- City of Fort Collins
- City of Loveland
- Hot Shot Fire Crew – Estes Park
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Forestry Service
- Hospice of Larimer County
Surveys of attendees were unanimous in finding the talks very informative & helpful. One department of a large facility had 16 reported work injuries in 2010. Following an injury prevention talk in April 2011 there have been no reported injuries to date.
Community talks on various topics were given to the following clubs & groups:
- Aspen Club
- Parkwood Estates
- Kiwanis Club
- Lions Club
- Arthritis Support group
- The Senior Center of Fort Collins